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Bishop Gainer Requests Prayer to
St. Michael the Archangel to Be
Included in the Prayers of the Mass

Notice: The Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. Mass will resume
on Monday, October 5.

   There will be no daily 8:00 a.m. Mass Wednesday, September 30
through Saturday, October 3.


Important notice to all:  Following is the

LINKBishop Gainer's letter and statement of Claims Notice (please read and file claims by November 13, 2020) regarding the Diocese of Harrisburg's bankruptcy filing.



Saturday and Sunday Mass Schedule:

Saturday:  4:30 p.m. (doors will open at 4:10 p.m.)

Sunday:  8:30 and 10:30 a.m. (doors will open at 8:10 and
10:10 a.m.)

Masses Monday through Saturday: 8:00 a.m.; doors will open
at 7:45 a.m.


o The Sacrament of Penance: Starting Saturday, Septem-
ber 5 the church will open at 3:15 p.m. with the sacrament begin-
ning at 3:30 p.m.

Resurrection Catholic School Mass: Unfortunately, the
Thursday morning school Mass is not a public liturgy. The Mass
can be attended only by RCS teachers, staff, and students.

o The Tuesday evening Mother of Perpetual Help novena has
been cancelled until further notice.

o Attendees must continue to wear masks upon entering
the church.

o If you are aware, or are displaying signs of, any
communicable illness please do not enter and join the
others in the church.

o Father O'Brien has opted that lay lectors will NOT read
at the Masses until further notice.  The "Green Guidelines"
defer the decision to the pastor.

o Altar servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy
Communion will not participate in Liturgies.


Please pray for those who died in August and

Helen Marie "Lynne" Besecker, Rita Ruof, and Rose Scheid



Update of Friday, September 25, 2020:

The business hours remain Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

MCall (717) 394-0669 during business hours; email the office at sickes@stanthonylancaster.com

All Religious Education Classes will resume in October 2020.

The St. Anthony Youth Group Meetings have been canceled until further notice.

Resurrection Catholic School: Consult the school website www.rcspa.org for updates to plans for the 2020–2021 school year.

   Resurrection Catholic School Mass: Unfortunately, the Thursday morning school Mass is not a public liturgy. The Mass can be attended only by RCS teachers, staff, and students.

The Saturday night Narcotics Anonymous meetings have been canceled until further notice.

The organ concert scheduled for Sunday, October 4, 2020 featuring Parisian organist Vincent Dubois has been canceled.  The event will rescheduled in 2021 celebrating the church's sesquicentennial.





The Readings for the week and Mass Intentions can also be found in the

weekly BULLETIN.




September 29, 2020

Current Schedule

Sunday Mass
Saturday evening - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday morning -   8:30 a.m.
                             10:30 a.m.

Holy Day Vigil – 6:30 p.m.

Holyday–8:00 a.m.

               9:30 a.m. (during school year)

               6:30 p.m.

(Consult bulletin for changes.)

Weekday Mass
Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m.

Reconciliation (Confession)
Saturdays: 3:30–4:15 p.m.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena
Tuesday evenings: 7:00 p.m.

Liturgy of the Word for Children

During the 8:30 a.m. Mass, September through May. Grades 1–4

Parish Religious Education

(Grades K, 1–12)

Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., September through May, (includes 8:30 a.m. Mass)

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the lower church meeting room

Sacrament of Baptism

(Preregistration required.)
Instructions – First Monday of the month.
Baptism – Fourth Sunday of the month

Sacrament of Marriage

Contact the pastor at least one year in advance.  We follow the Common Policy of the Diocese.

Anointing of the Sick

Call the rectory at any time.

Visitation of the Homebound

Call the rectory.

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